03 Jan 18 My goal, excluding eagles, on the trek to the Skagit was to photograph Mt Baker from the back side, get a few waterfall shots, and some nice icicle photos. We got some of each, none of them earth shaking, but for toady we have a 3 shot HDR image. Some of you may remember the HDR stuff when it originally became popular. It was pretty grungy, and while it made for some really interesting images, they were, in general, not exactly realistic. Today's HDR is a very different approach and the Aurora HDR 2108 program does a very good job of attempting to pull out the highlights, mid tones, and shadow material from a set of shots to provide something quite close to what the eye can capture. This is a shot of the back side of the mountain. If you compare it with what I shared last year you may see an improvement over what the software could accomplish then. I rather like what it can do and will likely use it as my goto program for HDR work.
Other than the HDR aspect, this is pretty much straight from the camera. Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 500; 1/1600 sec @ f /8 on a tripod.